Gianluca Di Costanzo was born, educated and trained as a chef on the Mediterranean island of Ischia (off the coast of Naples). In fact Gianluca's first cooking job was at the famed Regina Isabella Hotel on Ischia, a five star resort and playground for the rich and famous known as "the hotel of a thousand nights." In 1997 he was brought to Sarasota as the chef for Gastronomia where he stayed until he became chef for another Sarasota landmark restaurant, Mediterraneo.
Gianluca opened La Tosca on November 3rd, 2006, in the the Bellagio Harbor Village in Osprey, Florida. La Tosca's signature dish is Angello al'Abbruzzese, braised lamb shank in a light tomato sauce serve over a bed of parmesan risotto with green peas and mushrooms. For an appetizer prior to this extraordinary entree, Gianluca recommends either a crab salad or rock shrimp cocktail.
When chef Gianluca Di Costanzo talks, you are captivated and charmed. When he talks about food and his new restaurant La Tosca, the passion is palpable and you become immersed in a conversation that is as filled with flavor and genuineness as the exquisite Italian cuisine he prepares.
La Tosca's wine cellar includes popular U.S favorites as well as a wide range of champagne, red and white wines from Italy and America. All Champagnes, wines and cocktails are served at your second floor table from La Tosca's downstairs waterfront lounge.